The Emergency Medicine Residency program has a robust conference schedule with heavy
emphasis on core Emergency Medicine content. The conferences are designed to ensure
that you will possess a superior knowledge base, thus ensuring quality patient care
and successful passage of the ABEM Qualifying and Oral Certification Examinations.
- Grand Rounds: Occurs every Wednesday from 8:00 - Noon. Content is based on the Rosen's reading
curriculum and includes faculty and resident lectures, simulation, and interactive
conferences. Regularly occurring topics include Radiology, EKG, and Morbidity and
- Morning Report: Occurs M-F in the ED from 7 AM- 7:15 AM. Format involves board review, including
oral cases, and case discussions focusing on actual patients seen in the ED overnight.
- Journal Club: Occurs monthly either during Grand Rounds or at a faculty member's home. The focus
is on reviewing current Emergency Medicine literature that impacts the clinical practice
of Emergency Medicine.
- Procedure Laboratories: Residents participate in cadaver labs and porcine labs on a regular basis. The labs
provide a unique opportunity to learn high acuity, low volume procedural skills including
transvenous cardiac pacing, thoracotomy, cricothyroidotomy, etc.
- Ultrasound: Monthly ultrasound lecture followed by hands-on learning led by fellowship trained
- Monthly Procedure Lab: Procedure lab by core faculty covering procedures such as lumbar punctures, intubations,
chest tubes, central line placement, and many more which include hands-on models and
- Specialty Days: Dedicated conference days to Wiilderness Medicine Day, with a "Mini-Med War", Emergency
Medical Services (EMS) Day, Sonogames with the winning team representing the residency
program at the national Sonogames competition at the annual conference hosted by the
Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, Tactical Medicine Day.
- Additional Opportunities: There are additional opportunities to participate in furthering knowledge in Critical
Care, Emergency Medical Services(EMS), Ultrasound, International Medicine, and Pediatric
Emergency Medicine through fellowship conferences.
Sample Subjects From Past Weekly Conference SEssions
- Acute Mountain Sickness
- Procedural Sedation Strategies
- An Overview of Tetanus and Rabies
- Endovascular Intervention for CVA
- Surgical Airway Management
- Field Amputations
- Hepatic Disorders and Failure
- Therapeutic Hypothermia